2021-2022 Instructors:

Simon Lewsen Portrait


Teaching INI102H1F and INI106H1S:


Simon Lewsen is a magazine writer who has contributed to The Atlantic, Azure, enRoute, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and The Walrus. He holds an MA in English at McGill University and works as an instructor at the University College Writing Centre.





Shawn Micallef Portrait

Teaching INI101H1S


Shawn Micallef is the author of The Trouble with Brunch: Work Class & the Pursuit of Leisure, Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto and Full Frontal TO, a weekly columnist at the Toronto Star, and a senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs Prize-winning magazine Spacing. Shawn teaches at the University of Toronto and was a 2011-2012 Canadian Journalism Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College. In 2002, while a resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, he co-founded [murmur], the location-based mobile phone documentary project that has spread to over 20 cities globally. Shawn was the Toronto Public Library’s urban-focused Writer in Residence in December 2013. His forthcoming book is Frontier City: Toronto on the Verge of Greatness (Feb 2017).



Adam Nayman Portrait

Teaching INI100H1F


Adam Nayman is a film critic in Toronto and a contributing editor to Cinema Scope. He has written on film for the Village Voice, L.A. Weekly, Film Comment, Cineaste, Montage, POV, Reverse Shot, The Walrus, Saturday Night, Little White Lies, and The Dissolve. He teaches film studies at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University and writes The Vice Guide to Film for Viceland. He is the author of two books on cinema.